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  •  2 hours Ha! (6+ / 0-)

    If you look at the people providing hands on care (LPN, CNA) a typical ratio is one provider for every 12 to 14 patients.  if you have 2 x 12 hour shifts a day (typical) then each patient actually sees significantly less than 2 hours of care.  Often an RN at a long term care facility will have 24 to 30 patients on a shift some times more.

    the bottom line on all of this is that care givers are paid $11 to $13 an hour to do things that most of us would not be capable of or want to do.  there is a gradual consolidation of the markets, the private equities companies see a government funded gravy train, if we could get them out of the industry we could double the pay of the people doing the work with out a stretch.    

    there is only one reality, republicans just forget at times

    by Bloke on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 09:44:28 AM PDT

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